Events and Programs

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
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 Program Schedule for 2018

All events will be held at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse unless otherwise noted.  
All programs are conducted by, or in cooperation with, the Schuylkill County Department of Parks and Recreation.





****Canoe and Kayak  Rental Concession

Opens at the Canoe Launch near the Clubhouse on Memorial Day weekend, May 26th.  

Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats. $10.00/hour, $17.00 for two hours, $25.00 for 3 hours, $30.00 for 4 hours.

Canoes and rowboats seat up to 3, kayaks seat one.  PFD and paddles are supplied.

Saturday, Sunday, Memorial Day Monday, July 4th and Labor Day Monday Only. Watercraft available on a first come first serve basis.

Times are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Rental is open weekends only.  For boat rental information or to make a reservation for an upcoming weekend, call 570-345-8952 during the week (leave a message) On weekends after 11:00 AM call 570-345-3537. Last rental is at 6:00 PM. All boats must be returned by 7:00 PM.  Cash or check only.  (no cards)  Identification required

Rentals will be made if weather and lake conditions permit and staff is available. 

Disc Golf Rentals- Same location and hours as boat rentals.  $20.00 deposit/rental returned when 3 discs are returned. 


**** Sweet Arrow Splash  
Saturday, July 21st from 9:30am – 12:30pm, meets at Waterfall Parking Lot
Join Mike Centeleghe for a walk around the lake at our first county park and end up at the Waterfall Pavilion area to catch and observe some aquatic critters. This program is free and open to all ages.  Meets at the Waterfall Road parking lot

****How Indians Used Trees, Rocks, and Beads to Talk
Saturday, July 21st from 2-3pm, at the Waterfall Parking Lot Pavilion
Children will make a Petroglyph Rock to take home. Program presented by Dave “Big Owl McSurdy”. 

****Popcorn Hat Players – Children’s Theater at Sweet Arrow Lake


Tuesday, July 24th 7:00pm at the Clubhouse

A delightful assortment of Aesop’s famous fables will be presented by the Popcorn Hat Players at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. From “The Cat Maiden” to “The Two Frogs” to “The Ant and the Grasshopper”, children will laugh at the antics of Aesop’s crazy characters and learn some valuable lessons along the way! Popcorn Hat Players (PHP) Children’s Theatre has been entertaining children and their families since 1993, bringing fairy tales, folk tales and fables to new audiences every year. Using creative comedy and improvisation, the Players write original adaptations and breathe new life into unforgettable stories. The Popcorn Hat Players are consistently named “Simply the Best” Children’s Entertainment by the readers of Harrisburg Magazine, and was the only arts group named in the Top Ten Most Innovative Non-Profits in Central Pennsylvania, as determined by the Central PA Business Journal. Their mission is to tell classic stories in new and exciting ways for the entertainment and enlightenment of children and adults alike. They have been recognized by the press and the public for the quality of their productions and their ability to keep classic stories relevant and alive. PHP’s appearance is made possible with a grant from the PA Council on the Arts. Although the program is free and open to the public, reservations are required due to limited seating. To make reservations call 570-345-8952. (leave a message)


**** Full Moon Clambake and Night Float 
July 28th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Pavilion and Clubhouse. Enjoy a clambake and afterward, take a guided moonlight walk in the Park, and then canoe/kayak under the moon.  Bring your own if you have it.  Don’t forget the pfd’s and lights.   
6:00 – 7:00PM Clambake ($20) , 7:15 PM – Blue moon walk,  9:00 PM - Kayaking and canoeing.  A limited number of canoes and kayaks are available to rent at $5.00 (half price) on a first come basis.  For boat rentals call Denise at 570-345-8952  

Pre-registration is required.  To pre-register call Susan at 570-624-3018.


****Zoo America
Wednesday, Sept 5 @ 7:00pm (raindate Sept 6) Large Pavilion
Do something wild! Hershey’s Zoo America will present “Creatures of the Night” highlighting some of our nocturnal animal friends. Come and learn about the adaptations these creatures have developed to survive at night. This program will take place outdoors by the large pavilion on the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse grounds and will include live animals. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. This program is made possible with the help of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation and is free and open to the public! For info or directions call 570-345-8952.


****Fall Bird Walk   
Saturday, September 22,  from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Join local naturalist Denise “Nightowl” Donmoyer. Locate and identify from sight and song, resident and migratory species that inhabit the Park.  Maybe even see a Bald Eagle.  Meet in the Waterfall parking lot for this program that is free and open to beginning and experienced birdwatchers.  Walk will be cancelled in event of rain.  Call 570-345-8952 for information.

****Wee Ones Walk—Autumn Adventure
 Wednesday, October 10 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.   Meets in the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake.  Heighten your child’s natural curiosity during a sensory nature walk with “Porcupine Pat” of the Schuylkill Conservation District.  The walk focuses on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature.  Recommended for children ages 3-6.

****Sweet Arrow Sojourn
Saturday, December 1 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  “Porcupine Pat” leads us on this adventure featuring a jaunt around the park that includes some nice scenes of the water.  Meets at the Waterfall Road parking lot of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.  All ages welcome!


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